Handbook of Minority Aging

Handbook of Minority AgingHandbook of Minority Aging

The array of matters coated is wonderful, making this book a precious, important useful resource for a lot of disciplines…This multidisciplinary review of the literature on minority growing older presents the scholarship associated to public well being and ‘social, behavioral, and organic issues’ of aged minorities like no different publication. Graduate college students will definitely be well-served by this book, as would college instructing growing older at each undergraduate and graduate ranges…Extremely advisable.”–Selection: Present Evaluations for Tutorial Libraries

√ñwhile practitioners of gerontology, household drugs, and any skilled concerned within the care of the aged will discover some sensible steering within the second half of the book, it is going to actually earn a spot on the bookshelf of anybody and everybody with an curiosity in US sociology and the event of public coverage for the aged. With the overall growing older of the inhabitants and the book’s accentuation of present points, this excellent review will grow to be an indispensable software.Wholesome Aging Analysis

This textual content gives up-to-date, multidisciplinary, and complete details about growing older amongst various racial and ethnic populations in the US. It’s the solely book to deal with paramount public well being points as they relate to older minority People, and addresses social, behavioral, and organic issues for this inhabitants. The textual content distills a very powerful advances within the science of minority growing older and incorporates the proof of students in gerontology, anthropology, psychology, public well being, sociology, social work, biology, drugs, and nursing. Moreover, the book incorporates the work of each established and rising students to offer the broadest doable information base on the wants of and issues for this quickly rising inhabitants.

Chapters deal with topic areas which can be acknowledged as being vital in understanding the effectively being of minority elders. These embody sociology (Medicare, SES, work and retirement, social networks, context/neighborhood, ethnography, gender, demographics), psychology (cognition, stress, psychological well being, character, sexuality, faith, neuroscience, discrimination), drugs/nursing/public well being (mortality and morbidity, incapacity, well being disparities, long-term care, genetics, dietary points, well being interventions, bodily functioning), social work (caregiving, housing, social companies, end-of-life care), and plenty of different matters. The book focuses on the wants of 4 main ethnic teams: Asian/Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino, African American, and Native American.

Key Options:

  • Gives present, complete details about minority growing older by way of a multidisciplinary lens
  • Integrates data from students in gerontology, anthropology, psychology, public well being, sociology, social work, biology, drugs, and nursing
  • Emphasizes the principal public well being points regarding minority elders
  • Affords “one-stop buying” relating to the event of a considerable information base about minority growing older
  • Consists of latest progressive analysis pertaining to the social, cultural, psychological and well being wants of aged minority adults within the US

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